Greece has recently revealed its ambitious plan to start building the world’s largest solar park, said Prime Minister George Papandreou. According to officials, the photovoltaic park is evaluated at a price of nearly 600 million euros ($807 million) and will be capable of producing 200 megawatts (MW) of clean electricity.
Besides this, the project’s electricity output will be “greater than any other photovoltaic park operational in the world until now,” stated Papandreou at a development event in Kozani.
Another interesting fact about the new solar park is that it will generate enough energy to power 55,000 homes, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 300,000 tons annually. The site will also have a solar PV production plant.
The PV solar park will be located in the northern city of Kozani, not far from some depleted coal mines, and will have an area of about 530 hectares. Currently, the state-run Public Power Corporation (PPC) is searching for a strategic investor for the new project.
Right now, three huge companies from different parts of the world (Yingli Solar, Q-Cells AG and SunPower) have already begun sending signals regarding their interest to become partners in this “green business,” Greek media reports.